Just what exactly will those “awesome new features” be that Asus is planning on bringing to the Transformer Prime via an upcoming software update? Luckily, the answer comes from the manufacturer itself, though through its Italian branch and on Facebook.
The version number will be 188.8.131.52 and it will introduce the ability to control notifications from the lock screen. Google applications included will be the new, rebranded ones: Play Store, Play Music, Play Movies, and Play Books. Asus Vibe will be updated from version 1 to version 2 with an improved user interface.
The Prime will be able to connect to LAN via an Ethernet to USB adaptor (sold separately) and its camera software will no longer update separately but together with the OS image. Also in will be support for ad-hoc networks as well as the ability to choose between portrait and landscape when hooking the tablet up to a flat panel via HDMI. Face Unlock and WiFi Direct is something Asus is still working on, according to the post.
As far as a schedule is concerned, Italian Transformer Primes should get the refresh today. No word on international variants but you should check for its availability anyway. So, are these features “awesome” or what?